Monthly Archives May 2018

Our Pets are very active, and so are TICKS!

After a very long winter, things have now warmed up and the creepy crawly bugs are back on the prowl. Ticks are now on the go, looking for their next meal! Did you know that ticks are active during any temperatures above 4 degrees Celsius! Ticks will attach onto our furry friend’s skin, feasting on their blood. However, if these ticks are infected with a disease, they can now transmit this onto the pet they are feeding on. These ticks can be picked up in vegetative areas like forests and meadows. The low-lying stature of dogs compared to humans makes
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What in the world in Echinococcus multilocularis (and why should I care?)

June and July brings creepy-crawly, icky, disgusting parasites into focus on our blog here at Caledon Mountain Veterinary Hospital. For the most part, parasites are not a big concern for people living in the western world, unless you child comes home from school with lice. But since our pets go places we don’t go, eat things that we don’t eat, and roll in stuff that we don’t (usually) roll in, they are a different story for our companion animals. Echinococcus multilocularis is a different story, however, and the story reads a little like horror novel if you ask me. More
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